Don't panic if your child is on school waiting list, says MEC Panyaza Lesfufi

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has called on parents not to panic, despite thousands of children being left without school placement.

He says the online school registration system will help identify the vacant spots at various schools.

According to Lesufi, parents who failed to respond to school offers had slowed the placement process down.

Now that the first day of the 2017 academic year is out of the way, they can remove the ignored spaces and make room for those applications that had not been placed.

Time has expired for them to accept or reject so we are now removing them, making room for those on the waiting list.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Lesufi is confident that by the end of February all of the learners will be placed somewhere.

He says the first priority is to place the child, then consider convenience needs such as geographical location and finances.

Take a listen:

Read More
Brian Molefe's new ANC MP title will raise speculation -  Stephen Grootes

Brian Molefe's new ANC MP title will raise speculation - Stephen Grootes

Ex-Eskom boss Brian Molefe called it quits last year after his implication in the state capture report and is now headed to Parly.

Should Pravin Gordhan go or stay? Listeners state their cases

Should Pravin Gordhan go or stay? Listeners state their cases

The ANCYL has called for the axing of the Finance Minister, and Redi Tlhabi asked listeners whether he deserves to keep his job.

Six dead after inhaling toxic fumes at Durban harbour, SANDF to open inquiry

Six dead after inhaling toxic fumes at Durban harbour, SANDF to open inquiry

The SANDF says three of its members had gone down into the pit to rescue Public Works Department staff who'd run into trouble.

Gupta meeting with Mcebisi Jonas is the 'smoking gun' of state capture claims

Gupta meeting with Mcebisi Jonas is the 'smoking gun' of state capture claims

The Deputy Finance Minister maintains his version of events over his Treasury job offer, despite Ajay Gupta calling his bluff.

New tender graft evidence has surfaced at City Power says Mayor Mashaba

New tender graft evidence has surfaced at City Power says Mayor Mashaba

Mashaba says new information about tender irregularities has come to light and he is unhappy with the previous investigation.

Alleged bank collusion may have increased volatility of rand - economist

Alleged bank collusion may have increased volatility of rand - economist

Currency traders from across the world reportedly used many platforms to distort the market in a case of bank collusion.

Popular articles
Thorough research needed before dagga given prescription drug status - PsychMG

Thorough research needed before dagga given prescription drug status - PsychMG

Psychiatric expert Dr Renata Schoeman challenges plans to recognise dagga as a prescription drug rather than a banned substance.

7 inexcusable reasons why people don't use condoms (when they should)

7 inexcusable reasons why people don't use condoms (when they should)

Dr. Eve explains the importance of condom usage and educates people about the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.

LISTEN: Tropical storm Dineo wreaks havoc and claims lives in Mozambique

LISTEN: Tropical storm Dineo wreaks havoc and claims lives in Mozambique

SA Weather Service says Dineo is expected to affect Limpopo, Mpumalanga and northern KZN.

KZN ANC calls for scrapping of provinces

KZN ANC calls for scrapping of provinces

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu Natal wants the provinces system scrapped and Cosatu backs this call.

New tender graft evidence has surfaced at City Power says Mayor Mashaba

New tender graft evidence has surfaced at City Power says Mayor Mashaba

Mashaba says new information about tender irregularities has come to light and he is unhappy with the previous investigation.

Ex-cyclone Dineo to hit Limpopo, Mpumalanga overnight - SA Weather Service

Ex-cyclone Dineo to hit Limpopo, Mpumalanga overnight - SA Weather Service

Despite the downgrade, residents in parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga can still expect flooding and heavy rains.

I have suffered backlash from white people (and black people) - Kasi Mlungu

I have suffered backlash from white people (and black people) - Kasi Mlungu

Anita Ronge, famously known as Kasi Mlungu, talks music career, race and township lifestyle with Eusebius McKaiser.

100 scholarships up for grabs to deserving students

100 scholarships up for grabs to deserving students

Together, the SA and Hungarian governments are offering scholarships for students who want to do bachelor, masters, and PhD degrees.